Thursday, 14 January 2016



About 400 people took part in this morning's 6k race in Little Island, the first BHAA road race of the year.  Conditions were difficult enough, with wind and rain, and a ten minute delay in starting meant everyone was cold and wet starting.  We had a great turnout from the club - our men included Eugene McCarthy, Mike Cremin, Ger McLean, Fergal O'Meara, David Moynihan, Christopher McCarthy, Fionan O'hAodain, John Cashman, Sean O'Sullivan, Marc Dalton, Paul Geary, Derek Ahern, David O'Sullivan, Edwin Cashman, Paul Kierans, Ger O'Regan, Arthur Murphy, Kevin Morrison and Ian Kohler, while our ladies were represented by Anna Doris, Sinead Kevany, Louise Barry, Marie Gillman, Maire Walsh, Sheila Bullman, Claire Parker and Joan McCarthy.  It was great to see Sinead Kevany back doing her first race in years and she had a fine run too.  Fionan continues to knock minutes off his PB with a fine time of 24:18, while Christopher also had a great run posting a PB of 23:50. Louise had a very strong run culminating in a fast finishing mile.  Apologies if I have missed anyone - please email with your race report.

Our prize-winners were:

Eugene McCarthy 3rd o/45
Ian Kohler 1st o/70
Sinead Kevany 2nd o/35
Anna Doris 1st o/45
Marie Gillman 1st o/50

Anna and Louise won the ladies' A team, Marie was part of the 2nd ladies' A team, while Eugene, Ger, and Fergal were the 3rd mens' A team.

For full results and photos see

Marie, Fionan and Joan
 Eugene 3rd o/45
 Eugene and Maire
 Marie 1st o/50
 Marie, Eugene, Ger, Louise and Maire
Anna 1st o/45
Sinead 2nd o/35
Louise, Anna and Marie
 Louise and Anna 1st team; Marie 2nd team

Antrim IAAF Cross Country, Sat 16th Jan 2016

Tamzin Muldowney your club is so proud of you.

Girls Under 17

Today Olivia Nelson won the U17 race for the Irish development team,  with Tamzin Muldowney Midleton AC, in fourth place, ahead of Irish development teammates, Margane Dusaux, in 5th place and Alanna Bate in 9th place.

2016 Registrations now due

Remember your 2016 Registration is now due for renewal.  Your AAI insurance will expire at the end of January.  Registration takes place on Wednesdays from 6:45-7:15pm at the Community Centre.  Please email Anna at if you cannot make that time.  Please, if possible, bring the exact amount.  Membership fee remains at €70 (students and unwaged €25) for the year.  You may pay in two installments if you prefer, but if possible the full fee would need to be paid by the end of February.  As always, if anyone has any difficulty paying, please talk to us in confidence.

FMC Littleisland 6Km

The second race of 2016 on the Cork BHAA calendar is the FMC 6k race in Little Island on Sunday 17th at 11am. This has long been a 4 mile route in the past but in recent years we’ve changed the route to take in the business park.
Race registration takes place at the Little Island Sports Hall from 9.30am. It’s always worth coming to this one early as it’s usually a popular race. Don’t forget to get your annual BHAA registrations in as early as possible. Race entry still only costs €5 for registered runners and €8 for non-registered runners

This was traditionally the first race of the year for most people except the die hard's who did Bandon and has always been very popular. It is important to remember that you must be registered in advance to be eligible for prizes. Also note that if the morning is frosty it might become a four mile race over a slightly different course.

Any photo's reports etc please email the blog.
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